Ubuntu 7.04 is scheduled to launch this Thursday, and I think it’s safe to say SearchEnterpriseLinux.com has it covered. Yesterday we posted a quick Q&A with Canonical’s director of operations Jane Silber detailing the specifics of how the OS featured some additional server side components meant to give it a finer business edge in the enterprise.
Before that, I was talking with a bevy of our readers, a few experts, and even a few bloggers about how this year and next could validate Canonical’s plans to attack the server and wrest some control away from Microsoft. The 451 Group’s Nick Selby wasn’t as bullish as Silber, which I suppose is to be expected, but he certainly was optimistic about Ubuntu’s chances.
It all beings April 19 with the launch of Feisty, and then continues on in October when Gutsy Gibbon — the next version — launches (I know, I know, I’m still getting amped up over Feisty too. But hey, this is software right? What’s new is old the moment it goes live).